Quotes by Moliere


If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
– Moliere
I live on good soup, not on fine words.
– Moliere
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
– Moliere
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
– Moliere
Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
– Moliere
Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two.
– Moliere
One should eat to live, not live to eat.
– Moliere
Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
– Moliere
That must be wonderful: I don't understand it at all.
– Moliere
There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.
– Moliere
There's nothing like tobacco; it is the passion of all decent men-a man who lives without tobacco does not deserve to live.
– Moliere
We die only once, and for such a long time.
– Moliere
When someone blunders, we say that he makes a misstep. Is it then not clear that all the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill our history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing.
– Moliere
Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths.
– Moliere
Rest assured that there is nothing which wounds the heart of a noble man more deeply than the thought his honour is assailed.
– Moliere
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
– Moliere
To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to.
– Moliere
One dies only once, and then for such a long time!
– Moliere
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.
– Moliere
There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
– Moliere